The Bible tells us to ask, and it shall be given, and it also says that God wants to provide us with the desires in our hearts, but we have to be patient. Our prayers aren’t answered right away, we don’t pray for something one night, and then God says yes in the morning, that isn’t how to works. We have to be patient and have faith that God will provide what we ask. And He does provide, at his time.
The concept of time isn’t the same for God as it is for us, with that in mind, are you willing to wait five years for a prayer to be answered? It sometimes could be more, but that is the thing with having faith in God, is knowing that He will answer, eventually. Once you wait, faithfully, and God answers your prayer, you can look back and see why it took so long or why He waited until that particular time to respond. Everything works out, falls into place, and you can tell that it was only God’s doing.
As Christians, God asks us to be patient, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,” Colossians 3:12 (NIV). This is one of the factors that sets us apart! And I know it can be hard because we are waiting for something we truly desire, and we want it when we ask for it. I know I’ve struggled with being patient before, and because of it, I’ve taken some matters into my own hand and realized that if I had waited for God, the situation would have come out better.
“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride,” Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NIV). Those times I took matters into my own hands, I was letting my pride get in the way, thinking, “I can figure this out on my own, I don’t need to wait,” or thinking that I knew what I was doing because I knew what was best for me, all to have it come back and slap me in the face. I’ve definitely made a mess of things before for no reason, just because I wasn’t patient enough to wait for God to answer me.
And sometimes, God won’t answer your prayers. Wait, what are you saying? Yeah, that’s right; sometimes God won’t answer your prayers precisely how you’re asking Him, sometimes He will give you something better!
When God is making you wait, it’s because He is working things out better than you could even imagine. God is always working things out for your good because He loves you, He takes care of you, and He wants you to thrive! God is faithful, always! And He will NEVER fail you.
With Love, Heidy
Lord, I will live in patience for my faith. For I know that your promises will fulfill, not when I want, but when your time is right. Patience is a virtue in my trust in you because I won’t always see, but I always know, and you, Lord, are faithful. Amen.
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